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102PHD Z,ZK 4 3P+1C English

During a review of study plans, the course 102PH01 can be substituted for the course 102PHD.

The requirement for course 102PHD can be fulfilled by substitution with the course 102PH01.

Garant předmětu:
Jiří Konfršt
Jiří Konfršt
Jiří Konfršt
Department of Physics

This is a basic physics course in the English language for students of the study programmes Civil Engineering; Management and Economics in Construction. The course is also open to students from other CTU faculties within the Erasmus programmes. The course focuses on mechanics and basic thermodynamics. The following areas are covered in the course: Mechanics of material points (particles) and deformable bodies. Discrete and continuous model of matter. Kinematics and dynamics of a material point (particle). Mechanical force fields. Gravitational field. Mechanical vibrations. Material deformation. Elastic waves. Acoustics. Hydromechanics. Fundamentals of thermodynamics. Heat transfer.


A prerequisite for participation in the exam is obtaining credit in (102PHS) Physics – Seminar/FCE.

Students will be introduced to the credit and examination requirements in the introductory lecture of the course.

Syllabus of lectures:

Principal goal of the lectures is to present those fundamentals of physics necessary for further special courses.

1. Atoms. Molecules. Ions. Phases. Structures of substances.

2. Kinematics. Coordinate system. Radiusvector.Velocity. Acceleration.

3. Dynamics. Force. Newton´s laws of motion.

4. Force field. Newton´s law of universal gravitation. Work. Energy. Conservation law.

5. Deformation. Stress and strain.

6. Tensile, compressive and shear stress. Hooke´s law.

7. Flow. Viscosity. Laminar and turbulent flow. Bernoulli´s equation.

8. Oscillations. Basic definitions and characteristics.

9. Elastic waves in fluids and solids.

10. Interference. Acoustic waves.

11. Equilibrium thermodynamics. Heat and temperature. Thermodynamic work.

12. Thermal expansion of substances.

13. Heat transfer: convection, conduction, radiation.

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Kinematics of a material point (particle).

2. Dynamics of a material point (particle).

3. Force fields in mechanics + Gravitational fields.

4. Mechanical vibrations .

5. Fluid Mechanics + Waves .

7. Final test

Study Objective:

The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge of the basics of classical mechanics and thermodynamics.

Study materials:

[1] F.J. Keller, W.E. Gettys, M.J. Skove: Physics. McGraw-Hill, 1993. ISBN 0-07-023461-2.

[2] D. Halliday, R. Resnick, J. Walker: Fundamentals of Physics. Part I and II. John Wiley, 1997. ISBN 978-0-470-46908-8

[3] M. Murla, S. Pekárek: Physics I - Seminars, ČVUT 2004. ISBN 80-01-03108-X

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